Jewish Law Association Conference-Summer 2012
The Jewish Law Association
17th International Conference
July 30-August 2, 2012
Call for Papers:
Location and schedule: The Jewish Law Association in conjunction with Yale University Program in Judaic Studies will hold the 17th
International conference of the JLA at the Yale University Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., on July 30-August 2, 2012.
Proposals for papers: The Conference will include a thematic stream on Interaction of Jewish and Other Legal Systems (from ancient to modern times), but presenters may choose any topic and approach to Jewish Law (historical, doctrinal, comparative or philosophical).
Papers will be allocated 45-minute slots, to include 15 minutes of discussion. Papers at the Association’s conferences are normally
published in Jewish Law Association Studies, subject to peer review.
Proposals for papers should include the paper’s title, a short description of its contents (200 words maximum), and be accompanied by an updated C.V. Please transmit all this material to the conference committee at the following e-mail address: jla2012conference-at-gmail.com no later than January 31st, 2012.
Founded in 1978, the Jewish Law Association seeks to promote study and research in Jewish Law. It provides a major interdisciplinary meeting point for scholars and practitioners in both Law and Jewish Studies. Its membership represents diverse religious, philosophical and intellectual perspectives, and is drawn from many nations, from Israel to Brazil, from Canada and the United States to Australia, from Western Europe to South Africa.
Registration for the conference will include the $50.00 membership fee for 2012 (and its member privileges, including publications: see the Membership page on the Association’s website, at http://jewishlawassociation.org/), if not already paid.
Conference papers are, in principle, to be given in English. As in the past, members who prefer to present in Hebrew are asked to prepare for distribution a translation of their paper into English.
The conference academic committee will review each proposal and its relevance to the conference. The committee is not obligated to accept any proposal.